From: How We Go Home
Sinclair states her intentions for the project How We Go Home to offer oral histories of living Indigenous peoples in Canada and the United States and how her personal experiences have shaped her desire to create this work. The twelve stories included are diverse, and highlight key issues in the lives of Indigenous peoples in North America today, including the impact of residential schools, intergenerational trauma, and resulting poverty, as well as place-specific issues such as the Highway of Tears. Restoring cultural knowledge that was lost through colonization is another key theme of the stories included in this project.
Sara Sinclair is an oral historian, writer, and educator of Cree-Ojibwe and mixed settler descent. Sara teaches in the Oral History Masters Program at Columbia University. She has contributed to the Columbia Center for Oral History Research’s Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Archive, Obama Presidency Oral History, and Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Project. She has conducted oral histories for the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and the International Labor Organization, among others. Sara is co-editor of Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History, published with Columbia University Press in 2019.